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|The Jets traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders on Tuesday a short time after the 2016 second-round pick said that he felt frustrated by “not really getting any information from聽anybody on how to fix” the problems with his game that led him to be anchored to the bench the last two seasons.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said later that those comments didn’t contribute to the decision to make the trade because players are allowed to be critical and because he feels they did work to correct flaws in Hackenberg’s game. Bowles said he can’t answer fully why things never worked out Colts Elite Jerseys , but that he doesn’t feel regret about the decision to draft Hackenberg.
“Anytime a pick doesn鈥檛 work out I guess you can look at it as a waste,” Bowles said in comments distributed by the team. “When a pick does work out, it is not a waste. You learn lessons from everything you do in life. It isn鈥檛 just football and draft picks. If anyone has a four-leaf clover up their butt and it is going to work out every time please let me know that person because hey, it didn鈥檛 work out here.”
With Sam Darnold joining the team as a first-round pick this year, there will be further scrutiny of the Jets’ ability to develop a quarterback. Bowles said he doesn’t think the Hackenberg experience will play into what happens with Darnold because the two players “are completely different.”
The coach was also asked if Teddy Bridgewater‘s work influenced the decision to make a trade. Bowles said he liked what he saw during Tuesday’s OTA, although he cautioned it was just one practice for a player who will have to show his knee can hold up over the long term.
Coach Jay Gruden brings his Washington Redskins across the country in search of his first season-opening win in five tries. The Arizona team he's facing is a bit of a mystery.
The Cardinals have overhauled almost everything in the wake of the retirement of coach Bruce Arians.
New coach Steve Wilks, defensive coordinator at Carolina last season, is promising a physical, power-running approach. But Gruden isn't sure just what to expect when the teams meet Sunday in newly renamed State Farm Stadium.
"That's a great challenge really. There's a lot of film to look at from their past history as coaches. Obviously, in Carolina and coach (offensive coordinator Mike) McCoy Byron Maxwell Color Rush Jersey , we've got a lot of stuff on tape when he was a coordinator and a head coach," Gruden said. "It's just hard to figure out how they're going to use the personnel that they have and how they're going to go about putting their X's and O's together."
The 125th meeting in the history of the franchises will feature veteran quarterbacks making their debut with a new team, Alex Smith for Washington and Sam Bradford for Arizona.
Smith, acquired in a trade with Kansas City, hasn't lost an opener since 2014, but doesn't overemphasize the game just because it's the first one.
"Every team wants to start fast, every team wants to go 1-0 this week, but at the same time, I mean realize that, you know it's football Authentic Martin Kaut Jersey ," Smith said. "Someone's going to win and someone's going to lose, it's not the end of the world. It's not going to define us."
Bradford is especially eager to get back on the field. He's coming back from yet another significant left knee injury. He said he feels better than he has in "a long time."
The offense he directs will center around the multi-talented David Johnson, who returns after fracturing his left wrist in the season opener.
"I feel good," said Johnson, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns two seasons ago, "probably the best I've ever felt coming into a season, and I can't wait to get started."
Here are some things to consider when the Redskins meet the Cardinals:
FITZ IS BACK: Arizona's ageless Larry Fitzgerald returns for his 15th NFL season. He's caught a pass in 211 consecutive games, second-longest such streak in NFL history. He matched his career high and franchise record with 109 catches last season, second most in the NFL.
Fitzgerald needs 390 yards receiving to pass Terrell Owens into No. 2 on the NFL all-time list. He needs 92 catches to move past Tony Gonzalez into second on the career receptions list.
PHYSICAL PHILOSOPHY: Wilks has emphasized physical play and toughness in his first offseason and preseason programs, and he believes the team has developed an identity Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey , one that's far from the big-play Cardinals of recent years.
"As much as we emphasize and we talk about the physicality and the effort," he said, "you've seen that throughout the four preseason games, attention to details, those kind of things."
A Cardinals coach hasn't won his debut game since Larry Wilson did it after Bud Wilkinson was fired 13 games into the 1979.
SLOW STARTERS: The Redskins are motivated by those four straight season-opening losses under Gruden.
Gruden went over all of those previous losses in recent weeks, added an extra practice or two this year in hopes his team's fortune changes.
"We're 0-4, so we should do something different 鈥?we haven't won one yet," Gruden said. "We got to have a better sense of urgency coming out of the first game. We got to start fast and eliminate the turnovers. ... We got to clean up the mistakes the first game of the year and be on our assignments and be fundamentally sound."
PETERSON RETURNS: Adrian Peterson went from out of a job for most of training camp to Washington's starting running back in less than a week. In his first regular-season game since November, Peterson faces the same Cardinals team he spent his last six games with in 2017, rushing for 448 yards and two touchdowns.
Peterson thinks the Redskins' offensive line will help him more than others in the previous couple of years Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , including New Orleans at the start of last season and Minnesota in 2016.
"Last couple years I really had to kind of force things," Peterson said. "I have guys in front of me that I can trust, heck of a group, so it's just being more patient."
ROLL TIDE: The Redskins have five players from Alabama on their active roster, most importantly back-to-back first-round defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. They'll rotate plenty with Ziggy Hood, Matt Ioannidis and Tim Settle, but the "Bama Boys" are expected to be the difference on defense for Washington right away.
AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this report.
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